Introduction

critic Reviews

, 81% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Although it's best suited for viewers who are already fans of the filmmakers' work, Introduction offers thought-provoking observations on the human condition.
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    Jenny NulfAustin Chronicle
    Introduction feels like a mediation on how time chips away at first impressions: What started as something beautiful and simple can become complicated, unattainable, and hard to hold on to.
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    Kathleen SachsChicago Reader
    There's very little substance, with only a meager bit of exposition providing any kind of throughline, yet the film confounds in its modest ambitions.
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    Justin ChangLos Angeles Times
    Another of the writer-director's sharp, elegant miniatures.
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    A.O. ScottNew York Times
    It's a taste worth acquiring.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    The battle of the generations is fought passive-aggressively in this spare, wry, yet bitter drama by Hong Sangsoo.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    Slight and discursive even by the filmmaker's idiosyncratic standards, "Introduction" refuses to auto-correct for anyone who doesn't already speak conversational Hong.
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    Joel CoplingSpectrum Culture
    Simply a series of gatherings, which lead to conversations, which in turn lead to a gentle revelation about its central character.
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    Steph GreenWeLoveCinema
    Even die-hard fans of the idiosyncratic South Korean auteur are likely to find this slight and sluggish film patience-testing.
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    Robert HortonThe Scarecrow
    Enough cigarettes burned in the film to fill a three-hour epic.
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    Jon DieringerScreen Slate
    Hong's films are seemingly guided by the faith that ... discomfort can ripen with comic pleasure and, if you look hard enough, shiver with the profound.
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